Foundation Broken Hill Grant Funding
Foundation Broken Hill manages a capital fund that generates interest which is then re-invested into the Broken Hill Community through grants that support economic development and local social initiatives. Foundation Broken Hill works with a wide range of local organisations and groups providing project funds that create employment opportunities and encourage social development
The grant funds that are distributed by the Foundation aim to help Broken Hill transition from a mining town to a vibrant, diverse and self-reliant community. Grants are available to local businesses and groups for projects that help the Foundation achieve this aim. The Foundation provides an alternative funding avenue for seed funding for new or expanding projects in Broken Hill.
1. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applications for funding will be considered by any individual, business or group from the Broken Hill Region with a project that:
Is focused on and/or based in the Broken Hill region
Addresses a key issue within the region
Is supported by a suitable planning process and is able to demonstrate the capacity to achieve its stated aims and objectives
Has the capacity to achieve ongoing viability after the grant period (this does not apply to feasibility or research projects)
Can provide satisfactory information on its management and financial status
Generally the following projects will not be considered for funding:
Projects that are retrospect (work is already completed)
Political organisations or campaigns
2. FUNDING PRIORITIES
The number of applications for funding will always exceed the funds available and all worthwhile projects cannot be guaranteed support, regardless of their merit. In general, preference is given to projects that:
Facilitate economic development and job creation within the Broken Hill region
Enable local business expansion and new business ventures
Support local youth through projects which develop skills and employment prospects
Encourage education, sporting and social activities
Enrich the cultural diversity of the Broken Hill region
Improve community access to services
Enhance community wellbeing and resources
This is a discretionary funding program. Each application will be considered on its merits along with all other applications.
3. REPORTING AND EVALUATION
All successful applicants are requested to evaluate their project’s performance against their original specified aims and objectives. At this time a report is to be forwarded to Foundation Broken Hill, with supporting documentation such as photos, media releases and promotional material.
The Foundation may also, at a given point in time, wish to visit the project and see how it is progressing. Notice of these visits will be given in advance.
4. HOW TO APPLY
An application may only be made in writing – email application is preferred. Applications should be clear, concise and no more than 5 pages (a template is available online or through the Foundation’s office).
Where relevant, support material such as project budgets, quotes should be included.
5. WHEN TO APPLY
Foundation Broken Hill Board of Directors meets in Broken Hill 4 times per year. To ensure that applications are considered at this time, please contact the Foundation Manager for a current schedule of these meetings.
For your application to be considered at the next scheduled Board meeting, your application will need to be received 21 days prior to the meeting date.
Foundation Funding Application